Cybersecurity Essentials for Philanthropy

An Education Series Offering Pragmatic Insight from IT Leaders in Philanthropy

Executives in philanthropy are increasingly concerned about cybersecurity. In spite of our best attempts as a sector to develop robust security practices, 21% of respondents to TAG’s 2018 State of Philanthropy Tech survey reported experiencing a security breach in the past two years. No wonder there’s growing concern.

Through the Cybersecurity Essentials for Philanthropy series, TAG aims to reduce your organization’s risk. The practices and suggestions shared here are those of your peers at philanthropic organizations throughout North America. Their on-the-ground knowledge forms the basis for an invaluable set of best practices. 

Throughout 2019, TAG will provide the following webinars, case studies and checklists to aid you in building a robust security posture for your organization. Check back often to register or download the latest materials in the series.

This series is funded in part through an award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President’s Grant Fund at the Princeton Area Community Foundation.

  

What You Can Do Today to Improve Security

Presentation: Security Essentials for Grants Management
March 13, 2019 | Session at PEAK2019
Presenter:

  • Jim Rutt, Dana Foundation

Webinar: Why Multifactor Authentication (MFA) Matters
April 11, 2019 | View the webinar (TAG Members only)
Presenters:

  • John Mohr, MacArthur Foundation
  • Ann Puckett, Grand Rapids Community Foundation
  • Jonathan Mergy, Tides

Webinar: Security Awareness Training & Policies at Mid-Size Organizations
June 21, 2019 | View the webinar (TAG Members only)
Presenters:

  • Christopher Jean-Pierre, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
  • Charles Boname, Vancouver Foundation
  • Laura Goff, Marin Community Foundation

Case Study: How Our Organizations Provide Security Awareness Training
Publish Date: June 26, 2019 | Download PDF
Written by:

  • Oleg Bell, Open Society Foundations
  • Calvin Lewis, Cleveland Foundation

 

360° Degree Security Strategy

Checklist: Conducting a Risk Assessment
Publish Date: July 24, 2019
Written by:

  • Dan Callahan, CGNet

White Paper: Building a 360° Security Posture
Publish Date: July 24, 2019
Written by: 

  • John Mohr, MacArthur Foundation
  • Dan Callahan, CGNet

Webinar: How to Conduct Penetration Testing
August 1, 2019 | Register Today
Presenters:

  • Oleg Bell, Open Society Foundations
  • Calvin Lewis, Cleveland Foundation

Checklist: Setting Up Your Security Approach (Policies, Tools, Training) 
September 2019 | Coming Soon
Written by:

  • Charles Boname, Vancouver Foundation
  • Dan Callahan, CGNet

 

Investing Responsibly in Security

Briefing for Program Officers: Funding Security at NonProfit Partners
August/September 2019 | Coming Soon
Written by: 

  • John Mohr, MacArthur Foundation
  • Steve Jarboe, Accenture
  • Karen Graham, TechImpact

Briefing for Executives: Responsible Stewardship Means Investing in Security
September/October 2019 | Coming Soon
Written by:

  • Darlene Ott, The Winnipeg Foundation
  • Steve Jarboe, Accenture

 

Right-Fitting Security for Your Organization

Presentation at TAG2019: Security for Community Foundations
11/19-21 in Miami
Presenters: 

  • Charles Boname, Vancouver Foundation
  • Calvin Lewis, Cleveland Foundation

Presentation at TAG2019: Security for Mid-Sized Organizations
11/19-21 in Miami
Presenter: 

  • Oleg Bell, Open Society Foundations

Presentation at TAG2019: Partnering with Grantees on Security
11/19-21 in Miami
Presenters: 

  • John Mohr, MacArthur Foundation
  • Karen Graham, TechImpact

The Technology Affinity Group (TAG) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization that promotes the power of technology to advance the goals of the philanthropic sector.